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Vic Carucci covers the Bills and NFL for The Buffalo News. He is a Pro Football Hall of Fame selector, has authored nine books about pro football and is a past president of the Professional Football Writers of America.

Looking back, Eric Wood is able to smile while remembering how the Buffalo Bills' medical staff simply tried to soften the blow of the bad news he fully expected to hear. There he was, on the field of Seattle's CenturyLink Field during last November's Monday night game against the Seahawks, with the bottom of his right leg having been twisted under a pile of …

Charles Clay has had chronic knee trouble since joining the Buffalo Bills as a highly paid restricted free agent in 2015. The problem has persisted during the team's current offseason workouts, and it is something that coach Sean McDermott is worried about. "We are concerned with Charles' knee situation," McDermott told reporters Thursday before the Bills took the fi…

The Buffalo Bills Wednesday announced the signing of rookie quarterback Nathan Peterman, their fifth-round draft pick from the University of Pittsburgh. That means all of the members of their 2017 draft class are under contract. With Wednesday's release of quarterback Josh Woodrum, the Bills now have four players at the position. The others are Tyrod Taylor, T.J. Yat…

Cyrus Kouandjio's disappointing and even strange time with the Buffalo Bills is now over. The team announced Wednesday it has released the offensive tackle who joined the Bills in 2014 as a second-round draft pick from Alabama. Additionally, the Bills announced they signed free-agent wide receiver Rod Streater, who formerly played with the San Francisco 49ers and Oa…

Here are my three thoughts on the Buffalo Bills in their second week of OTAs: 1. The contrast in conversations is impossible to ignore. In Buffalo, it's all about an overhaul, with massive front-office changes and Sean McDermott and his new coaching staff trying to fix all that was broken with the Bills. In Miami? They're talking about being dissatisfied about one-and-…

With second-round draft pick Zay Jones sidelined with a knee injury, the Buffalo Bills might need some additional help at wide receiver – at least to get them through offseason workouts. They took a look Tuesday at Rod Streater, formerly of the San Francisco 49ers and Oakland Raiders, The Buffalo News confirmed. The visit was first reported by ESPN's Adam Schefter…

In his first public comments since the Buffalo Bills fired him as general manager on April 30, Doug Whaley made no attempt to deflect blame for his fate. "I said this as soon as I got in this business, it's a production-based business and we did not produce well enough when I was in the head of the football operation department and I take full responsibility for that …

Shaq Lawson, Jerry Hughes and other incumbent Buffalo Bills defenders are thrilled with the simplicity that comes with the return of the 4-3 scheme. As spelled out in Jay Skurski's piece on new defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier, the players are ecstatic about not being asked to do things that don't come naturally to them, such as dropping into coverage. They're relie…

The connection between Brandon Beane and Sean McDermott goes well beyond the six years they spent working together with the Carolina Panthers, when Beane was part of the front office and McDermott was defensive coordinator. They forged a strong bond that came from climbing up through the ranks of the NFL from the very bottom rung as interns -- Beane going from the …

New Buffalo Bills General Manager Brandon Beane provided a glimpse of the blueprint that he and coach Sean McDermott plan to put in place for the team during Beane's introductory news conference Friday. "The long-term vision is to build a consistent winner here, sustained success," Beane said. The No. 1 goal? "Win the division," he said. Beane acknowledged that…

The Buffalo Bills Thursday signed the two linebackers they selected in the NFL Draft, fifth-rounder Matt Milano and sixth-rounder Tanner Vallejo. Milano, a former Boston College standout, and Vallejo, who played at Boise State, are expected to compete for backup spots and contribute on special teams. The Bills also announced they released cornerbacks Marcus Cromart…

Stephon Gilmore already has Patriot-speak down. The former Buffalo Bills cornerback was careful not to say anything remotely close to inflammatory during a news conference Thursday in Foxborough, Mass. Asked if it was "frustrating" to face the Patriots through the years, Gilmore said, "They did a lot of great things playing against them. I'm happy to be over …

It started in the fall of 2016, on the practice field at East Carolina University. Zay Jones understood what his position coach, Phil McGeoghan, was doing with him by having him work from a variety of spots at receiver and spending extra time to get him familiar with all of the intricacies of his craft. McGeoghan was helping to prepare Jones to play in the NFL. "Y…

When Buffalo Bills owner Terry Pegula formally introduces Brandon Beane as the team's new general manager during a news conference Friday, he's expected to explain, either without solicitation or in answer to a question, that Beane will control the 53-man roster. That will confirm a report Wednesday from NFL Media's Ian Rapoport that Beane has been given such contr…